The Shortt House Hunt: Howdy Doody Neighbors

So last week while we were finishing up our inspection, our hopefully next door neighbors came over and introduced themselves. Let's just say they made us even more excited to get this house. They were super sweet and have four littles and are an active part of the neighborhood.

They invited us to the monthly neighborhood association meeting and after talking for awhile, the wife let us know she was actually the vice president of the neighborhood association. They had a lot of good things to say about the neighborhood and our little house.

We left and as we were driving down the street my husband, Mr. Friendly, saw two older gentlemen standing out by the curb chatting it up and pulled up to ask them how they like their neighborhood! The spokesman for the two turned out to be the president of the association who's been living in the neighborhood since the 70's and raised 5 kids there, 3 of which still live there. 

We went to the meeting that Audry invited us to and Roy opened us up in prayer. We listened as our neighbors talked about neighborhood safety and maintenance, kids kicking in doors of a vacant house on the lot and parents letting each other know what their kids are up to, about chickens occasionally getting loose, and how a couple of the ladies were going to take lunch to the crew replacing the sewer infrastructure and putting in new sidewalks. I kind of feel like we'll be moving into our own little Mayberry of sorts.

We were really glad to see how the community really cares about where they live and are actively involved in making it the best it can be and we are so excited to hopefully be a part of that soon!

So with all the good things we've heard and seen so far, I'm hoping this picture won't be us.